What does firing of prominent journalist mean for Mexico?

CSM – The firing of one of Mexico’s most prominent journalists this week added to a growing list of concerns about the strength of the country’s democracy.

Carmen Aristegui, who exposed numerous high-profile scandals, including ones that touched President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, represents a unique voice in the Mexican media, which, like much of Latin America, is controlled by a few powerful media conglomerates that can be beholden to government advertising or self-imposed censorship.

To those trying to strengthen the foundations of a free press, her firing is a worrisome development that speaks to the fragility of the media here.


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